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We design and execute outreach, marketing, community engagement, and impact campaigns for independent films and other creative content. We work with documentary films on environmental, social and spiritual issues that touch hearts, ignite discussion and inspire action. We ensure that your project reaches its core audience.


Grassroots, contact growth and engagement, strategic partnerships.

MocaMedia community engagement

Community engagement

Marketing and social media management, newsletters, website.


Raising awareness and effecting change through events, discussion, activism.


We have kept coming back to Angela and Gwen to promote our films because they have ideas that are imaginative, strategically sharp and very workable. Their follow-through is skillful, precise and most always effective. They arranged to have weekly conference calls with us which allowed us to keep a running list of outreach prospects, developments, feedback, to-do and tweaking! They guided us in a team effort, showing us those spots where our involvement was necessary or could be helpful. The screenings they arranged and promoted for us were always very successful in all the important ways: planning, preparation, turnout and content — all of which they took major responsibility for. Bottom line: You can’t honestly go wrong with Angela and Gwen — they are smart, reasonable, thoughtful and ethical — lovely people to work with.
John Ankele
Old Dog Documentaries
Well, we’re here. It was insane, and I know I wasn’t the perfect tweeter/fb’er/director, but you both more than made up for my slack in those areas and I really truly couldn’t have done this without you. I realize that in addition to what we originally agreed to, you have both essentially volunteered a lot of time for this campaign, and please know how much I recognize and appreciate all your efforts. I would have been lost in a pit of social media malaise without you, and just knowing you were both there made a big difference. From Democracy Now to, you helped out in ways I never anticipated, and which gave the Kickstarter campaign and the film a major boost.
Ben Kalina
Mary just left me a voicemail saying she loved the crowd. I’m not surprised. … Thanks so much Gwen and Ryan [member of Madrid chapter of #BlackLivesMatter; president of Democrats Abroad] for making a terrific screening happen around the film! As a result of these meaningful exchanges with the audience, Mary’s life has been transformed.
Paola di Florio
Counterpoint Films
MocaMedia has experience and contacts to spare and made my time working with them productive and most educational, as it was my first experience with grassroots distribution.
Josh Aronson
Aronson Films
Lisa Smithline was tireless, enthusiastic and endlessly creative as she consulted with us on the outreach and engagement campaign for Intelligent Lives.  Lisa knows the doc industry, the key players, and how to leverage the power of documentary film to have a positive impact on society. Her work led to more than 500 screenings in every state, and helped us land a primetime public TV national broadcast.  But just as importantly, Lisa is a passionate advocate for human rights and social justice, which she infuses into all of her work. Her core values drive her energy and compassion.
Dan Habib
Producer/ Director
Lisa Smithline was a fantastic partner in our distribution and social impact campaign for Disturbing the Peace. Her enthusiasm, professionalism and experience brought so much to our project. And she was a lot of fun to work with!
Stephen Apkon
Producer/ Director